So you’re pregnant! Congratulations! It’s an extremely exciting time and we know you’re more than ready to share the news with your significant other. The question is: how do you get creative with it? Your partner is arguable the most important person you’re going to reveal the pregnancy to but he’s also the last person you need to worry about impressing. You just need to come up with something fun and silly and memorable that you two can laugh at later.
There are a number of different ways to go about it. There can be a gift element, there can be a food element, or you can even make a game out of it. The sky’s the limit, but you just don’t want to overthink this thing. The news itself is going to bring plenty of joy anyway. We decided to brainstorm some ideas for the best ways to tell your husband you’re pregnant and some of the most impressive ways to do it. Here are 7 exciting ways to tell your husband you’re pregnant.
7. An Oldie, But a Goodie
We don’t know how this works every time but the “bun in the oven” reveal is a time-tested classic that never ceases to surprise husbands. Here’s how you do it: find a bun, any bun (even a hotdog bun will do), and put it in your oven (do not turn on that oven or you’re toast). After you’ve strategically placed your baked good, tell your husband something along the lines of “I think the light in the oven has stopped working” or “Will you take a look at the oven? It’s been acting up.”
When you’re dutiful mate goes to inspect the oven, he’ll see the random bun and pull it out. Caution: you will probably have to explain the joke. Then you say, “Oh! Would you look at that? I guess we have a bun in the oven.” This funny reveal is a classic.
6. Baby Shoes
There are a couple of ways to do this surprise, but the baby shoe reveal is a good one. It works best for first-time parents who don’t have a plethora of children’s shoes lying around. So, purchase a pair of baby shoes or baby socks (they don’t have to be fancy, they’re just for a gag). Now you can arrange the shoes next to his in the closet for him to find. However, our favorite method is to take the baby shoes or socks and hide them inside your husband’s favorite pair of shoes. Get them deep in there so that when he slides his feet inside, he’ll be like “What’s in my shoe?”
Then, your husband will inevitably dig around in his shoe until he finds the nice surprise. You might have to explain this one too, but it should be more apparent than a bun.
5. Swap in a Baby Bottle
Again, get creative with it. But, a great prop to help you surprise your husband is a baby bottle. So, if you don’t have one, get a feeding bottle and incorporate it into a family meal or outing. For instance, plan to have dinner with your partner at home. Offer to make drinks and open up a bottle of wine or whatever your husband’s preferred beverage of choice might be and instead of pouring it in a glass, put it in the bottle. When you set it down at the table, he’s going to be confused at first, but should catch on.
4. Mirror, Mirror
A bathroom mirror is a place your husband (most likely) looks at least once a day. Do a little planning and get in there ahead of him to write a message on the mirror for him to see. If you have an inside joke or other funny things between you, incorporate them, but you can also just write something stupid.
Messages like “Hey daddy” or “This is the face of a dad” are great. But, if you want to get extra silly, consider writing something like “Grade A DILF.” The sky’s the limit and the mirror is your canvas.
People love sports and most husbands are fans of something. A lot of teams have onesies and other gear for babies emblazoned with a team’s logo. Purchase a baby jersey and then gift it to your husband. You can include messages like “We hit a home run” or “Touchdown!” or “Goal!” or “Excited for you to meet our little slugger.”
2. Write on that Belly
This is another classic way to break the news. Write a message on your belly for your husband to find. It can be hard to keep a straight face with this one, but the reveal is always adorable. You can write things like “Coming soon” or “Baby inside” or “Occupied.” This one can take a bit of serendipity to reveal but when it happens, you’re going to feel so special.
1. Baby on Board
There’s probably no greater prop for a pregnancy reveal than a Baby on Board sign. Because they’re so kitschy in the best way, you can put them on all sorts of things to get your point across. If you and your husband drive different vehicles, put one in your car, and see how long it takes him to notice it. If you drive the same vehicle, put it on the back window, and see how long it takes him to notice it (even if he’s been driving around in it).
If you don’t have a car, attach the sign to your back and try and keep him from seeing what you’ve got hidden back there. The longer you can keep him from seeing, the better. When he finally clocks it, he’ll realize you’ve got a baby on board!
Congratulations expecting mama! Get creative with your pregnancy reveal and never be afraid to be your most authentic when you’re ready to share the big news. That might mean a romantic dinner or gifting him the pregnancy test, but whatever you choose to do, make sure it reflects the excitement you feel.
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
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